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Rabbi Pini Dunner is the senior spiritual leader of the Beverly Hills Synagogue.

ARTICLES BY: Pini Dunner

September 30, 2022 10:34 am

Yom Kippur: How to Finally Reach Your Goals This Year

One of the best chess players of all time was the son of a German chazzan, a man called Emmanuel Lasker (1868-1941). He was world chess champion...

September 23, 2022 3:05 pm

The Road to Heaven and Rosh Hashanah

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions," goes the adage, and the broad consensus is that “good intentions” are a waste of time....

September 15, 2022 10:50 am

The Embodiment of Royalty

Over the past week, we have witnessed incredible scenes, as the United Kingdom bids farewell to Elizabeth II, the queen for over 70 years --...

September 2, 2022 10:25 am

Those Who’ve Sinned, and Those Who Fight

One of the most enigmatic sages of the Talmud is undoubtedly Rabbi Yose the Galilean. As a non-Judean, he was considered an outsider when he...

August 26, 2022 4:31 pm

Are We Willing to See the Truth?

A good friend of mine sent me a YouTube link this week with an accompanying message: “You need a lot of time for this, but...

August 19, 2022 12:25 pm

Teachers and Leaders Must Practice What They Preach

There is a widely-circulated apocryphal story about the British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), which purports that while he was a professor of ethics at Harvard...

August 12, 2022 9:27 am

When Human Leaders Fail Us, God Is There

The Seven Years War of 1756-1763 was a brutal international military conflict that saw a total realignment of European strategic alliances, creating the foundation for...

August 5, 2022 10:21 am

What Moses Teaches Us About Alex Jones

Recently, my good friend Seth Siegel sent me his latest book, "Other People’s Words," a fabulous collection of more than 1,200 pithy quotations from the...

July 31, 2022 6:58 am

Unique and Unexceptional

Last month, I traveled to Mexico City to attend a wedding. It was my first time in this sprawling capital city that nestles 7,350 feet...

July 22, 2022 9:27 am

What the Torah Says About Motivated Reasoning, and ‘Stop the Steal’

Earlier this week, a fascinating article in The New York Times caught my attention: "How ‘Stop the Steal’ Captured the American Right." The article argues that...

July 8, 2022 6:44 am

Communal Effort Ensures Jewish Survival

I have always been intrigued by a troubling question: how would Rashi, the prolific medieval commentator on the Hebrew scriptures and the Talmud, have responded...

July 1, 2022 10:40 am

Don’t Use Humor as a Weapon, Then Claim You Were ‘Joking’

“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit,” said Oscar Wilde, “but it is the highest form of intelligence.” Truthfully, categorizing sarcasm as the lowest form of...

June 24, 2022 10:16 am

The Mentorship of Moses

For all his flaws, Thomas Jefferson was one of the most accomplished political thinkers and leaders of the post-enlightenment era. Despite his youth -- he...

June 17, 2022 3:19 pm

According to the Torah, Complaining Is Wrong

Benjamin Franklin said, “constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.” So true, but, as it turns out, complaining...


Kuwait Urges International Community to Press Israel to Join Nuclear Weapon...

Kuwait has again called on the global community to step up the pressure on Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation...


IDF Facing Logistical Issues in West Bank Amid Counter-Terror Operation: Co...

The Israeli military is facing logistical issues affecting the living standards of its soldiers in the West Bank, amid an...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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